NEW JERSEY — Following a unanimous vote by its board of Directors, the AISS Foundation has named Mary Joan Hansen its new Executive Director.

“I view this opportunity as the perfect fit for my unique blend of experience in sales, event management, and motherhood,” Hansen said.

“AISS has an incredible reputation for helping children, and as a mother of two boys, I value that immensely. The mission of allowing children in Pakistan the ability to attend an elite school where they can learn not just basic American curriculum, but also how to love and respect different cultures and religions is something any human being with a heart can get behind. Our goal will be to use education to end hatred and bring peace, one book at a time.”

AISS Co-Founder Dr. Munr Kazmir was thrilled to add Hansen to his dedicated team.

“We are going to be expanding our efforts greatly in the near future and nobody is better to lead that charge than Mary Joan,” he said.

“The success of our school in Lahore has been amazing. It is everything I envisioned when I founded AISS in 2006. The success in Lahore has shown me that we can take this concept and be successful with it in many other places, and Mary Joan will be at the forefront of that.”

Kazmir’s Co-Founder, John Allison was also pleased at the addition of Hansen as Executive Director.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better person to take the reins at AISS than Mary Joan,” he said.

Added Hansen, “I am really excited to get started and I have many ideas I will be looking to implement. 2018 is going to be the year we bring AISS to the next level, and I can’t wait to begin working with Dr. Kazmir and the AISS board members to help make that happen.”

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